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Government Documents: Congress
Cogress and the Nation 1945-2001
Call Number: R 328.73 C749c
Congressional Quarterly Almanac, 1965-2008
Call Number: R 328.73 C749co
Congressional Districts in the 2000s : a Portrait of America
Call Number: R 328.730734 C749 2003
Women in Congress, 1917-2006
Call Number: R 328.730922 W872
The United States Congressional Directories, 1789-1840
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